Re: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp

  • From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:09:45 -0700

it will depend on how heavily you use your computer, and for what, if your 
going to be editing a lot of stuff, wheeling and dealing on the internet, 
programming, music editing, or any other intensive items then I would upgrade 
your jaws to the pro edition and run XP Pro, its a bit tougher and less subject 
to getting fouled up and freezing up. 

if your just doing a facebook and Emails, and some other light items then 
downgrade to XP home and don't worry about it. 

the big advantage to the pro version of jaws  is it will work with any version 
of windows, so later if you advance to a computer with windows 7 on it, you can 
get any windows 7, including ultimate the top version of the new OS. 

once the pro jaws is paid for, its yours as long as you stay current. 

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lori Duncan 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 9:10 AM
  Subject: Re: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp

  Hi not on this ocation, I get the same message each time, seems like they 
want an awful lot of money out of us :(
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Cy Selfridge 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 3:34 PM
    Subject: RE: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp


    Were it me I would just go to XP home. Unless you need the few extra things 
which XP Pro might give you I think it is a horrid waste of money.

    Also, what happens when you re-start your computer?

    Occasionally Jaws tells me that it is not authorized but a re-start seems 
to clear all that nonsense up.



    From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Lori Duncan
    Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 9:27 AM
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Upgrading Jaws and windows xp


    Hi I'm trying to activate Jaws 11 on my home PC, and although it came up 
activation successful, when I tried to exit I got a message saying something 
like "Jaws is not authorised to run on windows opperating systems, windows XP 
or Proffessional, please contact Freedomscientific support for advice".  I did 
and was told I could iether downgrade my system to windows XP Home adition, or 
else upgrade my JAWs to 12, which would work fine with Windows Profferssional.  
The problem is it'd cost me about £300.38.  Does anyone else use JAWS with 
Windows XP Proffessional, and if so is it worth the upgrade?  I don't know 
whether to just go for the upgrade and pay the extra money or whether to get a 
more basic version of XP.  I'd be grateful for any advice on this before I make 
a choice.  Many thanks from Lori duncan.  

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